PCC Monthly Luncheon Program - November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CST)
PCC Presents: Make Your Weekend Count: How to Get Weekend News Coverage
Saturdays and Sundays are no longer lazy days for communications professionals. Our companies and clients want brand exposure 24/7/365. But getting news coverage of your event, announcement, product or executives on a weekend can be a challenge, especially in an age of smaller news staffs and reduced PR/marketing budgets. So, how can you entice a weekend reporter, producer or editor to pay attention to your pitch? A panel of weekend news producers and assignment editors will tell PCC members the best pitches and most thoughtful, newsworthy events and announcements that will generate their interest and get you the weekend news coverage you want.
· Laura Meehan, WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Weekend Producer
· Tracy Maple, Sunday Editor (New), Chicago Sun-Times
· Geoff Dankert, Write/Editor, WBBM NewsRadio 780
MODERATOR: Bill Moller, President, Bill Moller Communications, LLC and
Host, WGN Radio
Luncheon Series Sponsored by Cision
11:30 am Doors Open / Registration Begins
12:00 pm Lunch Served
12:20 pm Students Arrive for Program Only
12:30 pm Program Begins
1:30 pm Program Concludes
Come for a family-style luncheon and exceptional networking opportunities with some of Chicago's best and brightest communications professionals. (Vegetarian meals are available, request when registering.)
LOCATION & PARKING
Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant
516 N. Clark, Chicago
(Banquet room entrance on Grand)
Valet parking is available for $12.00 or you can use spothero.com to find & reserve discounted parking nearby. Go to Publicity Club of Chicago Monthly Luncheon Parking in order to find the closest discounted parking.
"Late Registration" fee applies after 5 pm on the Friday preceding the event.
We cannot process online registrations after 3 pm the day before the event. Walk-Ins (pay at the door) are welcome at the rates shown:
(by 5 pm on Friday preceding event)
|$ 40||$ 55||$ 25|
(after 5 pm on Friday preceding event)
|$ 50||$ 65||$ 25|
|Walk-in||$ 55||$ 70||$ 30|
*Only PCC members in good standing may register at the "member" rate.
**Non-members who register at the member rate will be billed for the difference.
Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel your reservation, you must call/email the PCC office at 773.463.5560 by 12:00 noon on the Monday preceding the event; otherwise an invoice in the amount of your registration fee for the event (as applicable) will be sent to you.